Thursday, August 30, 2012

Things that make Libertarians implode

Only for the uberwonky the 2012 Census of Governments has its first release of data.  So big Census data today is just the updated list of all state and local governments in the United States. Census Bureau Reports There Are 89,004 Local Governments in the United States.   That's a lot of government.

and what nut would make this graphic?  Ok, it isn't updated with the data just released, but from the 2007 version of the Census of Governments is below. Technically it can't be updated until the next Census of Governments releases employment data for 2012.  All that came out today was the list of governments.  It is hard work just counting them all. 

This is every state and local government in the nation scaled by the number of full time workers employed by each.  The low res version below can't begin to come across; you can download the full PDF file which has much better resolution.  Warning it's a 50mb file in itself.


Anonymous The Wiz said...

"That's a lot of government"
That's a lot of government employees.
That's a lot of tax dollars to support those employees.
That's a lot of government buildings and property that is no on the tax roles....often in the highest valued locations.
That's a lot of government regulations since most...of these employees feel the need to justify their slice of taxpayer money.

Friday, August 31, 2012 8:58:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

I [heart] NY!

Tuesday, September 04, 2012 9:05:00 AM  

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